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Biden's Unconscionable Military Budget: 06/04/2021

Lindsay Koshgarian - OtherWords

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.

Congress Plans Climate Resiliency—But Mostly For The Military: 05/22/2021

Alleen Brown - The Intercept

Since 2019, Congress has repeatedly held hearings on climate resiliency for bases, but hardly ever talks about schools, public housing, or prisons.

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More To Israeli Military Than To Global Climate Programs: Analysis: 05/11/2021

Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams

A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change."

Solving The Climate Crisis Hinges On The U.S. And China Cooperating: 04/22/2021

Dharna Noor - Gizmodo

The U.S. and China are the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas polluters, together constituting some 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. On Sunday, leaders from the two countries announced that they’re willing to work together to enact urgent climate policy.

Biden Is Thinking Big On Jobs. On The Pentagon, He Should Think Smaller.: 04/22/2021

Lindsay Koshgarian - MarketWatch

An increase in the military budget won’t make us safer or more prosperous.

Groups Push Austin To Downsize Budget “Wish Lists”: 04/20/2021

Bryan Bender - Politico

Rein in the military’s “unfunded requirements lists,” a left-right coalition of advocacy groups is urging Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

How Biden's Infrastructure And Jobs Plan Is Hardly Radical: 04/19/2021

- Rising Up With Sonali

FEATURING LINDSAY KOSHGARIAN – President Joe Biden is moving full steam ahead with a political agenda that has split the difference between his ambitious campaign platform and his centrist Democratic Party roots. Promoting an ambitious $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan, the President is facing stiff opposition from the GOP and ...

An Earth Day Wish: Demilitarize From Santa Barbara To San Luis Obispo: 04/18/2021

Marci Winograd - Santa Barbara Independent

We spend trillions of dollars on endless wars, nuclear weapons and some 800 overseas U.S. bases — none of which defend us against climate disruption, against flash flooding in Montecito or wildfires in Santa Barbara.

Taxpayer Spending On Militarism Doesn’T Go To ‘Support The Troops’: 04/16/2021

Al Mytty - Villages-News

In our 11th Congressional District, taxpayers will contribute more than $946 million towards the military budget in 2021. Does that money make us any more secure? 

'The Status Quo Is Failing': 36 Progressive Groups Demand Pentagon Cuts: 04/16/2021

Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams

Rejecting President Joe Biden's call for a $753 billion military budget as a non-starter, a diverse coalition of dozens of progressive advocacy groups on Friday demanded that Biden and Congress work to reduce funding for the Pentagon in favor of increased spending on programs that improve social well-being.